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Israel: Palestinians

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5416, tabled on 25 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of a Palestinian tree nursery by the Israel Defence Forces that had previously been robbed by Israeli settlers.

Answered on

4 February 2016

We have not made representations on this specific issue to the Israeli authorities. We do, however, regularly raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities over demolitions and settler violence. We understand that during the most recent olive harvesting season destruction was at a lower level than previous years due to stronger coordination between the Israel Defence Forces and Palestinian local authorities. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv met Israeli government and community leaders to urge them to take action and speak out against settler violence.